A common misconception in dentistry is that if it doesn’t hurt or cause pain then you don’t need to fix it. Nothing is further from the truth. A cavity doesn’t hurt or cause pain until it is close to or into the nerve. By the time this has occurred, a costlier and time-consuming process is likely. When smaller areas of decay are present, this is the best time to treat the issue. A filling is a great restorative option to fix the weakened tooth structure. Several types of fillings can be utilized and the options for these are discussed to determine what is best for the situation.